Emily Vickery is an innovative educator who has worked in a wide variety of settings, from teaching in an economically disadvantaged urban high school to serving as a consultant to a state governor. The constant in her work has been a love of teaching and learning. Vickery has served on the Alabama Governor’s Council on Education Technology and represented the state of Alabama on a task force for the U.S. Department of Education. She has also worked as a consultant for the Education Commission of the States, Apple, Inc and other private clients. She was a research fellow at Teaching Tolerance, a project of Southern Poverty Law Center, where she spearheaded the special report on Columbine five years after the tragedy. She has represented the U. S. State Department in Estonia and Serbia, working with educators in the areas of tolerance, multicultural education, and teacher cultural competence. She is a member of Teacher Leaders Network and co-author of the recently released book Teaching 2030. In 2009, she accepted the position of 21st-century learning specialist at an innovative parochial school in Florida, designing professional learning and supporting teachers in curriculum, instruction, assessment, learning management, and the use of digital tools. Click here to learn more.